Café Français activities will resume this week. As usual, we will meet from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday in Walker 120C. Join us for an hour of laid-back conversation in a francophone setting. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. Any levels welcome.
Join Modern Languages faculty and students from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 in Walker 134 for a unique celebration of French, German and Spanish Holiday traditions. Appearing live will be the French Canadian group Maple Sugar Folk as well as guest performer Andy Fiss.
Learn songs in each language for the sing-along and listen to traditional holiday music. Play Holiday Bingo and enjoy a variety of treats from different cultures. No prior language experience required. Families are welcome.
For more information, contact Karin Schlenker.
The Museum’s Office of Survivor Affairs is proud to offer schools, civic groups, military bases, and other institutions nationwide the opportunity to hear a Holocaust survivor share his or her experiences. Every year, our survivor speakers reach hundreds of different audiences, providing thousands of people across the country and abroad with the moving and memorable experience of listening to them recount their stories of suffering, loss, and survival.
The speaker will be Peter Gorog, born Péter Grünwald in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, on March 10, 1941. Peter’s father, Árpád Grünwald, worked as an office manager at the Franklin Publishing House and his mother, Olga Schönfeld, was a hat-maker. Hear his story, and learn how his experience can inform society today.
Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 pm
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931
Modern Languages hosts a language celebration of French, Spanish, and German.
The French-Canadian group, Maple Sugar Folk, will perform and help teach songs in French, German and Spanish. There will also be guest performers.
There may be some games played if time allows. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, April 11th
The film is “C.R.A.Z.Y.” by Québécois director Jean-Marc Vallée. There will be English subtitles, so bring your friends and family.
Join us at 5 p.m. today (March 23) in Walker 120C (inside the HDMZ). Come relax, chat in an informal Francophile setting and play a variety of fun games. Refreshments, coffee/tea and French snacks will be served.
We hope you can come for the whole hour, but you can join and leave at any time. Pass the information along, and bring someone as well.
Lawson, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in economics at Michigan Technological University in 2016, has been accepted into the University of Michigan Law School, but he chose to spend this year participating in the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange program. In Germany, he’s going to school, working a job, immersing himself in the culture.
Lawson calls the competitive program, known as the ‘’Parlamentarisches Patenschafts-Programm’’ in German, a “cultural exchange program aimed at promoting understanding and cooperation between the two countries.” It includes 75 participants chosen from all over the US, representing a majority of states and multiple fields of study. “We have engineers, bio chem majors, those who study music, politics, international relations, two welders and four chefs/bakers, really a diverse group,” Lawson explains.
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In the News: The Monroe News (Minnesota) published a feature article about Russell Lawson, a Michigan Tech student who is spending a year on a fellowship in Germany.
by Mary LeDoux, student writing intern
The Department of Humanities, Modern Language Program, presents 3 language films.
All films will screen in Walker 134
February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM
Spanish Affair (Martinez-Lazaro, 2014)
In this romantic comedy, Sevillian Rafa is so smitten with Amaia, a Basque woman, that he’ll do whatever it takes to win her heart – no matter how outrageous.
March 23, 2017, 7:00 PM
C.R.A.Z.Y. (Vallee, 2005)
Born on Christmas Day, 1960, Zac knew he was different from his four brothers but was desperate to fit in. During the next 20 years he tries to live a lie, but a life full of surprise and unexpected experiences leads Zac to accept his true nature.
April 6, 2017, 7:00 PM
Barbara (Petzold, 2012)
In this impeccably crafted Cold War thriller, a Berlin doctor is banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. Barbara is a subtle portrait of a woman caught between her desire for freedom and her sense of responsibility.
Join Modern Languages faculty and students from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 30) in Walker 134 for a unique celebration of French, German and Spanish Christmas traditions. Appearing live will be the French Canadian group, Maple Sugar Folk, as well as Christina Reyes.
Learn Christmas songs in each language for the sing-along and listen to traditional holiday music. Play Christmas Bingo and enjoy a variety of Christmas treats from different cultures. No prior language experience required. Families are welcome.
For more information, contact Karin Schlenker.